“Pick up”: phrasal verb meaning.
- Pick up
- Go and get something or someone. “Pick up” a child from school is when the parent goes to school in the evening and gets his/her child and then they go home together.
Other examples of “pick up” phrasal verb in a sentence
- What time do you want me to pick you up from the airport?
- It’s your turn to pick her up from school.
- Did you pick up the parcel from the post office?
“Pick up”: use in context explanation
Today Dick is picking up his son from the nursery school. He goes to the school and meets the school teacher. He explains he’s there to pick up his son, Dummy. The teacher wants to say something but Dummy is standing behind her and shoots at the teacher with the water gun. The water is all over the teacher’s face and she gets really angry. Dick is embarrassed and shocked by his son’s bad behaviour.